The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 321 324 248
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -76
Contract jobs citing vSphere 110 110 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.49% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 4.01% 5.06% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 88 117
Median daily rate £419 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £535 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.86 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.15% -3.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.85 £19.70 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £42.25 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -24.24%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2741 2176 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 9.60% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1891 1525 1379
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 108 161
Median hourly rate £18.33 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.83% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 10 £440 +3.52% 2
Croydon -8 8 £551 +22.50%
Kingston Upon Thames +5 3 £475 +72.72%
Lewisham - 3 £325 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Ilford - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £650 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 221 (94.44%) VMware
2 126 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (50.43%) Windows
4 92 (39.32%) Active Directory
5 88 (37.61%) Cisco
6 79 (33.76%) Windows Server
7 68 (29.06%) SAN
8 67 (28.63%) Microsoft
9 65 (27.78%) Finance
9 65 (27.78%) Firewall
10 52 (22.22%) Citrix
10 52 (22.22%) PowerShell
11 51 (21.79%) DNS
11 51 (21.79%) Linux
12 48 (20.51%) TCP/IP
12 48 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 46 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 46 (19.66%) ITIL
14 44 (18.80%) MS Exchange
15 41 (17.52%) HP
16 40 (17.09%) LAN
17 39 (16.67%) WAN
18 36 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
19 33 (14.10%) Security Cleared
19 33 (14.10%) Unix
20 32 (13.68%) SC Cleared
21 31 (13.25%) Puppet
21 31 (13.25%) Data Centre
22 30 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
22 30 (12.82%) PCI DSS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (18.80%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.85%) IIS
4 7 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.56%) Apache
5 6 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.56%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.14%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.85%) Confluence
9 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.43%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.27%) MS Office
3 6 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.27%) Office 365
5 6 (2.56%) PaaS
6 4 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.71%) IaaS
7 3 (1.28%) Heroku
8 2 (0.85%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (29.06%) SAN
2 65 (27.78%) Firewall
3 51 (21.79%) DNS
4 48 (20.51%) TCP/IP
5 40 (17.09%) LAN
6 39 (16.67%) WAN
7 36 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (8.55%) DHCP
8 20 (8.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 18 (7.69%) NAS
10 13 (5.56%) iSCSI
10 13 (5.56%) NetScaler
10 13 (5.56%) VPN
11 11 (4.70%) MPLS
11 11 (4.70%) VLAN
12 9 (3.85%) LDAP
13 8 (3.42%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (3.42%) SNMP
13 8 (3.42%) SSL
14 6 (2.56%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.56%) Redis
3 5 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.28%) Big Data
4 3 (1.28%) DB2
4 3 (1.28%) MySQL
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.85%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.56%) JIRA
4 4 (1.71%) Hudson
4 4 (1.71%) Subversion
5 3 (1.28%) Gitweb
5 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.28%) Travis CI
5 3 (1.28%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.85%) DbUnit
6 2 (0.85%) jMock
6 2 (0.85%) JUnit
6 2 (0.85%) Maven
6 2 (0.85%) Mockito
6 2 (0.85%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.43%) Ant
7 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 65 (27.78%) Finance
2 11 (4.70%) Retail
3 8 (3.42%) Banking
4 7 (2.99%) Legal
5 4 (1.71%) Advertising
5 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Electronics
7 2 (0.85%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Law
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (12.39%) VMware Engineer
3 28 (11.97%) Administrator
4 24 (10.26%) Architect
5 18 (7.69%) Consultant
5 18 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 17 (7.26%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
7 13 (5.56%) Server Engineer
8 12 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.13%) Analyst
9 11 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) Security Manager
10 10 (4.27%) VMware Consultant
11 9 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) VMWare Administrator
11 9 (3.85%) VMware Architect
11 9 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.27%) .NET
2 8 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.14%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.14%) Middleware
3 5 (2.14%) MSMQ
4 4 (1.71%) J2EE
4 4 (1.71%) Spring
5 3 (1.28%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.28%) COM
5 3 (1.28%) HTML
5 3 (1.28%) jQuery
5 3 (1.28%) REST
5 3 (1.28%) Web Services
6 2 (0.85%) CSS
6 2 (0.85%) ELK Stack
6 2 (0.85%) Memcached
6 2 (0.85%) PowerMock
6 2 (0.85%) RESTful
6 2 (0.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.26%) Clustering
3 17 (7.26%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.99%) VCE vBlock
5 6 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.56%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.28%) Derivative
7 3 (1.28%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Blog
8 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.43%) Fintech
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 118 (50.43%) Windows
2 79 (33.76%) Windows Server
3 51 (21.79%) Linux
4 48 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (14.10%) Unix
7 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (6.41%) Windows 10
10 12 (5.13%) Windows 7
11 11 (4.70%) AIX
11 11 (4.70%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (4.27%) Solaris
13 7 (2.99%) SUSE
14 5 (2.14%) CentOS
14 5 (2.14%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.71%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.71%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.71%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.66%) ITIL
2 28 (11.97%) Service Management
3 24 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
3 24 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
3 24 (10.26%) SIEM
4 22 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (9.40%) DevOps
4 22 (9.40%) Security Operations
5 21 (8.97%) Load Balancing
5 21 (8.97%) Patch Management
6 20 (8.55%) Configuration Management
6 20 (8.55%) Migration
6 20 (8.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (7.69%) High Availability
8 15 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.85%) E-Commerce
10 9 (3.85%) ITIL V3
10 9 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.98%) Java
2 14 (5.98%) Perl
2 14 (5.98%) SQL
3 13 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 12 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 9 (3.85%) Ruby
6 6 (2.56%) C#
6 6 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.56%) Korn
6 6 (2.56%) Python
7 3 (1.28%) C
7 3 (1.28%) Go
7 3 (1.28%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 30 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (9.83%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (6.84%) CCNA
6 12 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (4.70%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.42%) BC Cleared
9 8 (3.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (3.42%) CCNP
9 8 (3.42%) MCSE
10 7 (2.99%) VCAP
11 5 (2.14%) CCIE
11 5 (2.14%) MCSA
12 4 (1.71%) MCP
12 4 (1.71%) VCP5
12 4 (1.71%) VCP6
13 3 (1.28%) RHCE
14 2 (0.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.82%) PCI DSS
2 24 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (7.26%) RMADS
4 13 (5.56%) SLA
5 4 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 126 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (39.32%) Active Directory
3 30 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (10.26%) VMware ESX
5 22 (9.40%) vCloud
6 20 (8.55%) XenApp
7 19 (8.12%) Hyper-V
8 15 (6.41%) NFS
9 14 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (4.27%) DFS Replication
11 9 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (3.85%) XenDesktop
12 7 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (2.99%) Samba
13 6 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (2.14%) Docker
15 4 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (1.28%) VMware Server
17 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (13.25%) Puppet
2 27 (11.54%) Nessus
3 24 (10.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 24 (10.26%) SCCM
4 21 (8.97%) vRealize
5 16 (6.84%) Ansible
5 16 (6.84%) NetBackup
6 11 (4.70%) Nagios
6 11 (4.70%) SCOM
7 9 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.42%) PowerCLI
9 7 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (2.56%) OpenView
11 5 (2.14%) Simpana
12 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.71%) SCOrch
12 4 (1.71%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.71%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.71%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 221 (94.44%) VMware
2 88 (37.61%) Cisco
3 67 (28.63%) Microsoft
4 52 (22.22%) Citrix
5 41 (17.52%) HP
6 27 (11.54%) EMC
7 26 (11.11%) NetApp
8 24 (10.26%) AlienVault
8 24 (10.26%) Dell
9 20 (8.55%) Red Hat
10 19 (8.12%) Oracle
11 15 (6.41%) Veritas
12 14 (5.98%) IBM
13 13 (5.56%) 3PAR
14 11 (4.70%) Brocade
15 10 (4.27%) Symantec
15 10 (4.27%) Veeam
16 9 (3.85%) AppSense
17 8 (3.42%) CheckPoint
17 8 (3.42%) LANDesk
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